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National Summary


Mostly cloudy today with occasional rain and drizzle, and patches of mist and fog. Rain will become persistent for a time in Ulster and Connacht later this morning, with a few heavier bursts. Drier and brighter conditions will develop the north and northwest towards evening, as the more persistent spells of rain transfer further south. Mild and breezy with top temperatures 10 to 14 degrees, in mostly moderate to fresh westerly winds.


Tonight will be mainly dry across Ulster, north Connacht and north Leinster with clear spells and lowest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees. Milder and cloudier conditions with outbreaks of rain and drizzle will prevail further south, with some heavy and persistent falls about north Munster and south Leinster and minimum temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees. Winds will be light to moderate southwesterly.


Tomorrow, Tuesday will be an increasingly windy day with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. The rain will be most prevalent in the north and west of the country, with some heavier bursts about the Connacht and Ulster coasts. Highest temperatures of 10 to 14 degrees. Southwesterly winds becoming fresh to strong and gusty.


Monday night will be mainly dry over the northern half of the country with lowest temperatures of 4 to 6 degrees. Rain and drizzle will continue further south with temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees. Tuesday: Some sunny spells in the east and south but mostly cloudy with patches of rain, drizzle and fog. The rain will turn persistent and heavy during the day over Ulster and Connacht. A mild day with temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees in moderate to fresh west to southwest winds.Tuesday night: Mild and cloudy with rain, drizzle and fog. Temperatures not falling below 6 to 10 degrees in fresh westerly winds.Wednesday: Mainly dry over Munster and south Leinster but there will be some patchy drizzle and fog about. After a mainly dry start over the rest of the country too there will be some rain at times through the day and some persistent outbreaks are likely. Temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees in fresh westerly winds. Wet and windy for most Wednesday night and mild.Thursday: Cool and windy with a mixture of sunny spells and passing heavy showers of rain and hail. Highest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees with fresh to strong northwesterly winds. On Thursday night the winds will ease and showers will die out so there is a possibility that frost will develop with air minima of around zero. Friday will be a bright day with good sunny spells and mostly dry. Some scattered showers in the west and north but these will die out later in the day. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees with moderate west to northwest breezes. Next weekend will be mild and breezy with rain at times.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

Southwest, 22 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1013, Falling slowly

Dublin Airport

West, 21 Knots, Gust 32 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1018, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

West, 12 Knots, Wave ht: 1.6 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1022, Steady

Roches Point Automatic

West, 4 Knots, Fair, 16 Miles, 1022, Falling slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

West, 15 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1024, Falling slowly

Valentia Automatic

West, 10 Knots, Mist, 0.7 Miles, 1024, Falling slowly

Mace Head Automatic

West, 18 Knots, Light rain, 0.1 Miles, 1020, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

Southwest, 17 Knots, Rain shower, 1.1 Miles, 1018, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

Southwest, 8 Knots, Wave ht:0.7 m, 1018, Falling slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

West-Southwest, 22 Knots, Wave height not available, 1014, Falling slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

West-Southwest, 22 Knots, Gust 38 Knots, Wave ht: 3.4 m, 1020, Falling slowly

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0600 Tuesday 21 February 2017 Issued at 0600 Monday 20 February 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0300: A moderate to strong west to southwest airflow covers Ireland. A cold front will sink southwards over the country during today, gradually weakening and becoming slow-moving over north Munster and south Leinster later today.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Fair Head to Howth Head to Carnsore Point and for the Irish Sea

Wind: West to southwest force 4 to 6, strongest in the Irish Sea north of Anglesey. Decreasing force 4 or 5 this evening. Backing southwest to south early on Tuesday and decreasing force 3 or 4, but still occasionally force 5 in the south.

Weather: Patches of rain, drizzle and fog.

Visibility: Generally moderate to poor.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carnsore Point to Roches Point to Loop Head

Wind: West to southwest force 4 to 6 for the whole period.

Weather: Patches of rain, drizzle and fog.

Visibility: Generally moderate to poor.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Loop Head to Erris Head to Fair Head

Wind: West to southwest force 5 to 7, strongest in the north, veering west to northwest forenoon today and decreasing force 4 to 6 this afternoon. Further decreasing force 3 to 5 early tonight and gradually backing west to southwest early on Tuesday.

Weather: Patches of rain, drizzle and fog.

Visibility: Generally moderate to poor.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600 Wednesday 22 February 2017: Moderate to fresh or strong west to southwest winds increasing strong to gale force and gusty on all Irish coasts and the Irish Sea during Tuesday, veering west to northwest early on Wednesday and moderating from the south. Further spells of rain, drizzle and local fog patches.

Weather Warnings

Small Craft Warning

West to southwest winds will occasionally reach force 6 or 7 and gusty this morning on coasts from Slyne Head to Rossan Point to Fair Head.